Bal Harbour Beach

Beautiful mile-long stretches of white sand with a very exclusive feel to it
Bal Harbour Beach

Bal Harbour Beach is a quiet and relaxing beach just up from the lively electrifying swirl that is South Beach.

Upscale Bal Harbour is a top address in Miami and mostly known for the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops, with names like Chanel, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany and so on, this is Miami's premier mecca for luxury shopping.

Luxurious shopping aside, Bal Harbour counts with a beautiful mile-long white sand beach with a very exclusive feel to it, lined with luxury resorts and condos. Bal Harbour attracts its share of celebrities.

Although a public beach, there are no public facilities or lifeguards. Most of the facilities such as beach chair and umbrella rentals and a variety of watersports are available through the resorts, and as you can imagine, it all comes with a price.

It is a strikingly beautiful beach, the sand dunes and paths are very well-maintained with charming landscaping all throughout. The vibe here is posh and exclusive, laid back and family-friendly.

Luxury Resorts and Condos line the shore...

Bal Harbour Beach Resorts and Condos

The dunes and paths are well-maintained, there's lots of vegetation and greenery...

Beautiful Bal Harbour Beach

In addition to sunning and swimming, there is a walking or jogging path that goes all along the beach and is great for a stroll with stunning views of the water and the ritzy high-rises...

Bicycling is allowed on the service road, there are no bikes allowed on the jogging path.

Bal Harbour Beach Walking Paths

The path connects to the Miami Beach Walk, the 10-mile system of paved paths, sandy stretches, park promenades and elevated boardwalks that leads to Surfside Beach, North Miami Beach, Miami Beach and South Beach.

At the north end at the edge of the Haulover channel, the beach curves around and gives way into a concrete jetty that is open for fishing. You will see plenty of folks casting their lines.

Beautiful Bal Harbour Beach jetty

Watersport gear is available through the many resorts on shore, there are kayaks and jet skis available for rent.

Jet Skiing in Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Parking and Beach Access

If you are coming for the day, Parking on the street is a bit challenging, but there is metered parking at the north end under the Haulover bridge, as you drive northbound on Collins it is the last turn to the right before going over the bridge.

The beach access is through a path that runs alongside the Haulover channel with great views of Haulover and Sunny Isles just beyond.

Bal Harbour Beach access

Bal Harbour Beach at a Glance

Where?: Collins Avenue from 96th Street upwards to the end of Miami Beach Island between the Haulover Beach inlet and Surfside Beach

Parking: Street parking is difficult, better try the metered parking under the Haulover Bridge at the north end. One hour is only a dollar.

Lifeguards: No

Restrooms and Showers: No

Other ammenities: Walking and jogging path, beach chair and umbrella rentals as well as watersport rentals at the many hotels that line the beach

Bal Harbour Village offers a FREE shuttle around the city and down to South Beach

Bal Harbour Beach Walk

Bal Harbour Hotels

This is an upscale area home to some of the city's top luxury resorts. It is great for a quieter beach escape and over the top shopping and still convenient to the heart of the action in South Beach.

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